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Executive Chairman Letter

"The term ESG has been used increasingly by investors and others over the past few years, but the ESG concept is not new to us. Since our inception, Southern Company and its operating companies have prioritized responsibility, sustainability, commitment to community and transparency. We have long believed corporate responsibility and corporate strategy are inextricably linked."

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To make the best decisions for our customers, communities, employees and other stakeholders, Southern Company is highly focused on key considerations that impact our work, culture and well-being. Chief among these considerations are our Values and Code of Ethics, including our Safety First priority.

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Our Values and Code of Ethics

How we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our uncompromising Values and Code of Ethics guide our behavior and are key to our sustained success.

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Safety First

Safety is a core value throughout our system. We strive to ensure safety is top of mind in every action we take, and we use various metrics to indicate the effectiveness of our safety efforts. Our goal is to complete “every day, every job, safely.”

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Governance Highlights

Southern Company aspires to establish corporate governance standards and practices that drive long-term value for our stakeholders. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and proactive transparency throughout the organization.

Operating Companies Sustainability

Our operating companies embody our philosophy to be a Citizen Wherever We Serve.

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